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Sec Andanar visits Quezon Province for 'Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa' program

By Sentinel Times Staff
June 24, 2020

Sec. Andanar visits Quezon Province for ‘Balik-Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa' program
Secretary Martin Andanar went to the Lucena Fishing Port Complex in downtown Lucena City to see the possibilities awaiting Metro Manila Filipinos who want to return to the province to seek out new jobs. (Photo from PIA4A)

LUCENA CITY, Quezon - Presidential Operations Office of Communications (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar returns to the CALABARZON region to see in person the prospects awaiting Metro Manila Filipino employees who want to return to their province.

Communications Secretary Andanar visited Quezon Province on Saturday, June 20 begin traveling in areas with the opportunity to support the Duterte administration of 'Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa' or BP2.

Secretary Andanar, together with other department personnel and the Philippine Information Department IV-A (PIA 4A), first visited one of the major tourist attractions in Candelaria town of Quezon, the Girasoles Flower and Vegetable Farm, renowned for its distinctive beauty and riches in the agricultural sector.

The Girasoles farm, which means sunflower farm, is also a farm school which provides training in the field of flower cultivation and farming by the husband and wife team owners Rudy and Mavivian Dean.

The farm are about one acre of land that was once vacant and left empty before it was established by the couple to assist their town as an attraction and source of high-value crops, ornamental plants, and other farm inputs.

Also included in Secretary Andanar's personal plan is to visit the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority-Lucena Fishing Port Complex in Lucena City, part of the government's study and grounding to be part of the government's 'Balik-Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa' program.

According to Sec. Andanar, they went to Quezon province because they knew that the province was open to providing opportunities for fellow Filipinos who had lost their jobs in Metro Manila due to the pandemics we are facing.

He said it was also a way to decongest Metro Manila and to give the provinces attention to their ability to support and provide livelihoods to all interested citizens.

It is expected that local governments will collaborate and assist the national government in deciding where to invest as the local government plays a major role as they are more aware of the options available to interested individuals for the program 'Back-Province, New Hope 's administration.


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